New name, same focus.
Geneva 2020, a community initiative launched in 2011 to develop ways to improve student outcomes — is now Geneva 2030. Officials announced the change during the annual 2019 Community Report breakfast meeting Wednesday morning at Club 86.
And while there is much to celebrate looking back at its eight-year history — including significantly higher graduation rates — Geneva 2030 acknowledges that there also are significant challenges ahead for a district that likely has the most diverse student population in the county.
Besides improving graduation rates, other goals include kindergarten readiness, literacy success, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design and math) success, along with college and career readiness.
City Manager Sage Gerling, chair of the Geneva 2030 Executive Board, said the success of Geneva’s students “directly or indirectly affects all of us. … We are all invested in our children.”